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20 tips for conducting smooth client demos and oral presentations

Final preparation and follow-up checklist

Here are 20 tips for conducting smooth client demos and oral presentations. (The most important tip is to be well-prepared to deliver the presentation and respond to potential questions from the customer under pressure!) Checklist: Things to set up before the presentation Perform updates or upgrades on the computer well before the presentation to prevent untimely disruptions, and turn off automatic notifications from all programs. To mitigate hardware issues, have backup equipment available. For example, use one PC to deliver the presentation and the other to preclude an equipment failure, serve as a teleprompter or knowledge-base, and support back-channel communications. To mitigate delivery failure, download copies of the slides and script to your PC, print a hardcopy of the presentation and script, and designate a backup to take over in case of failure. Provide online presenters with a common slide background. The background should list their company name, name, title, … Continue reading 20 tips for conducting smooth client demos and oral presentations

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Become a Presentation Pro [presentation slides and handout]

2016 APMP Bid & Proposal Con Presentation – Gillian Dionne, Beth Wingate, BJ Lownie, Dick Eassom, Mike Parkinson

Who’s afraid of public speaking? We are! A recent study identified public speaking as the biggest phobia in the United States. Proposal professionals need good interpersonal communication skills to be successful; you are always being judged by your verbal and non-verbal skills. Here are the slides and our handout from our presentation at the 2016 APMP Bid & Proposal Con in Boston.     Although this was a highly interactive session featuring some of APMP’s top speakers sharing their secrets for successful public speaking, we hope you’ll find our presentation slides with speaker notes and our handout useful as you prepare for your next presentation! Gillian Dionne, CP APMP and Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM), director of proposals/BD information systems at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has 25+ years’ experience in technical communication, business development, information systems, and proposal management. Gillian has been attending and presenting at APMP events since 2001, … Continue reading Become a Presentation Pro [presentation slides and handout]

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